Units of Study

HSTY2629 - Sex and Scandal

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sarah Olwen Jones
Phone: +61 2 9036 9009
Email: sarah.jones@sydney.edu.au

Description

What makes a scandal? This unit examines a number of sensational case studies from England, America and Australia, beginning with the outrage surrounding Marie-Antoinette and then weaving through the increasingly strait-laced nineteenth century, in which scandals abounded, destroying reputations, rulers and families. It was not behaviour itself, but the ever-changing interpretations of behaviour that gave rise to condemnation and scandalised indignation. Examining occasions when social rules have been flouted allows us to consider the ways in which such rules are themselves constituted, maintained and challenged.

Assessments

1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd proposal (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1hr exam (30%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History

Prohibitions

HSTY2029

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2629

Lecture 1

           

 

Lecture 2

         
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 1
2 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 3

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2629

Lecture 3

         
3 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 3

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2629

Lecture 4

         
4 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2

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